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Spokane neonatal doctor Ronald Ilg pleads guilty to federal charges tied to dark web, kidnapping plot

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 10, 2022

Ronald Ilg, 55, pleaded guilty Wednesday to two federal charges of making threats in interstate commerce. The admission draws closer to a close an investigation that began with international journalists tipping off local authorities that Ilg was bartering with cryptocurrency to have someone abduct his estranged wife, inject her with heroin and convince her to return to the marriage on conditions
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Nespelem man gets 22-year federal prison sentence for multicounty kidnapping, assault crime spree

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 9, 2022

John Edward McGinnis was sentenced to 22 years in federal custody Tuesday morning for crimes that included holding four people, including his own mother and nephews, at gunpoint, and erratically firing the gun before leading Spokane police on a chase that ended in Liberty Park. McGinnis, a member of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, had begun the spree by firing at an air conditioner in a trailer in Nespelem, which eventually exploded and set the trailer on fire, according to court records. 

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